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Demonology in Ancient Egypt
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Demonology in Ancient Egypt

Based on our contemporary frame of reference, the very term “demonology” connotes visions of supernatural beings. But, what is known about the character of ancient Egyptian demonology? Exploring magical spells, funerary culture, texts, rituals, objects, and iconography from the early Pharaonic through the Greco-Roman Periods, what questions arise about the definition, function and understanding of the term “demons” in ancient Egypt?     

 

Dr Lucarelli will also explore and compare demonology concepts in ancient Egypt with other practices in the ancient Near East, Greece, and the Jewish world. 

 

Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm in Room 238
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University
Free admission; Open to the public. 
Park Free in PSU parking garages after 7:00 pm   

 

Dr Rita Lucarelli recently joined the Near Eastern Studies faculty at the Univ. of California at Berkeley. She is currently writing a monograph on demonology in ancient Egypt and is one of the coordinators of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: http://www.demonthings.com.